Inclusion through digital innovation: Almaviva and Almawave technology partners of INAIL honored at Microsoft Italy's "AI for Inclusion" hackathon | Almawave
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31 May 2024

Inclusion through digital innovation: Almaviva and Almawave technology partners of INAIL honored at Microsoft Italy's "AI for Inclusion" hackathon

The final event of “AI for Inclusion,” the Microsoft Italia call to action open to companies, startups, associations, and the academic world, dedicated to developing projects to enhance diversity and support the inclusion of people with disabilities, took place yesterday at the Politecnico di Milano.

INAIL is among the winners in the Cross-Disability category with the Video Platform project, developed synergistically by the Central Directorate of Digital Organization, the Consultancy for Technological Innovation, and the Central Directorate of Planning and Communication of the Institute, in collaboration with Almaviva and Almawave.

Using advanced artificial intelligence technologies and customized user interface solutions, the platform aims to overcome barriers and enable everyone, including people with disabilities or neurodivergences, to fully leverage the potential of digital media. Equipped with intuitive features that facilitate interaction for users with diverse needs, the platform promotes an innovative experience in the field of digital accessibility. In particular, it serves as a unique hub for video content, making it easier for users to access and discover diverse materials. It allows for the automatic transcription of all videos in the hub, with accessible and searchable content. It implements integrated publishing processes through a system that manages publication on external platforms as well. It supports advanced searches using natural language, making it easy to find desired content.

The next step in INAIL’s initiative is to develop a Digital Human capable of transcribing video content into Italian Sign Language (LIS) in sync with video streaming.

Thanks to the contribution of the Almaviva and Almawave teams, INAIL is an example of how technological innovation can be used to foster a positive social impact, improving the quality of life and promoting inclusion through better access to culture and information.

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